The almost-bankrupt Georgia Republican Party makes a smart move by tapping former U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston of Savannah to head the party’s foundation. He narrowly lost the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate last year to now-incumbent Sen. David Perdue, but proved himself an impressive fundraiser. Now, as Republican Foundation head, Kingston will be the state party’s lead fund-raiser to fill its coffers for the 2016 election cycle. For both the party and the affable former congressman, their boats can only RISE…
The Atlanta City Council this week submitted a request to the state legislature asking them to repeal the state’s prohibition on rent controls. Citing rising housing costs, the Atlanta officials hope that allowing for rent control might lead to more affordable housing within city limits. However, 81% of economists agree that rent control is a bad policy, one that decreases stock of rental units, driving the average price up not down, and actually further fuels gentrification rather than limiting it. With a legislature that figures to be very reluctant to institute such a policy, the bid for rent control in Atlanta is SINKING…
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